Daniel Vrátil wrote:
> Where does KMail get its address-completions from?
> Is it possible to edit or remove these?
> Many of the completions offered to me are bizarre inventions,
> while e-mail addresses I have used hundreds of times are ignored.
autocompletion comes from several sources:
* configured addressbooks
* Recent addresses - i.e. addresses you've sent emails to recently
* Indexed contacts - contacts indexed from all emails
In KMail -> Settings -> Configure KMail -> Composer -> General you can
choose which addresbooks to autocomplete from in "Configure Completion
...", and you can turn off autocompletion from the indexed contacts by
unchecking "Use Baloo search for autocompletion".
The "bizarre" addresses usually come from the Baloo index, I've noticed
myself that we fail to parse some addresses correctly when indexing them
leading to all kinds of funny (or broken) suggestions in composer.
Unfortunatelly there is no way to modify this index - you can only turn it
The recent addresses can be managed in the "Configure Completion" dialog.
Thank you for your comprehensive reply.
I've turned off Baloo for KMail.
It seems to me that applications that are known not to work properly
should not be on by default, unless that is really necessary
(which it is not here).
I see that the problem with recent addresses
is that they do not include the name of the recipient,
eg "Timothy Murphy <gayleard(a)eircom.net> just becomes
This seems to me bizarre, it would surely be simpler to save the To address?
My addressbook seems to have been emptied on going from CentOS-7.1 to 7.2,
so I don't know if using that would keep the personal name in place.
I shall find out soon.
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin